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Allston

Wonderland
Wonderland hosts DIY shows for local/touring performing artists. Also hosts art showcases for art of all mediums. Ran by blend of male/female-identifying LGBTQ+ individuals who cultivate safe-space culture and practice DIY harm-reduction. Prioritizing women-led/BIPOC/LGBTQ+ artists. Can and have provided a place to sleep for touring artists in the past. Door $ split between artists and venue. Contact: wonderlandallston [at] gmail [dot] com or instagram DM (linked).
Last Updated 29 September 2022

Amherst

UMASS
We are a UMass RSO/club dedicated to booking DIY shows on campus & (occasionally) beyond! We don't have shows between May & September, & between Mid-December & February. umasssalt [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 28 May 2019

Beverly

Paul’s Place
House venue since 2019. Booking large variety of music from folk to yelly screamy. We can get as loud as you want. Usually only book Fri/Sat/Sun. Money at the door split between bands w/ favor to touring acts. Can provide a place to sleep. Contact thru Instagram (linked) or email: psviolinandmusic [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 06 October 2022

Boston

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DIWHY
DIWHY is a Boston based Public Access/Web show. We explore different topics each week & try to relate the world of doing it yourself to everyone else. We consider ourselves a talk show for the people not yet famous. A place for artist to talk their craft & feel validated in their process. We shoot 1-2 times a month mainly on Saturdays so if you are in town around then maybe we can work something out. We welcome all types of performers & creators- you could be in a band, an artist, a comedian, a Circus performers, or whatever. If you can do it yourself we would love to have you on the show! For more info send us an email or find out through any of our social sites (youtube, FB). DIWHYTheShow [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 21 May 2019

IBOOKTHINGS
I book shows mainly in the indie rock/punk/metal realm of music and vinyl/music focused markets at a couple spots in Boston. On Monday nights I have shows in the dart room of the Silhouette Lounge in Allston. All shows are 21+, around $10, 50 capacity and low room cost. On Thursday nights I book shows in the tap room of Notch Brewing in Brighton that are 21+, 100+ capacity and always free with bands splitting 10% of bar sales between event hours for payout. Additionally I book 5-6 markets a year with a focus on music and vinyl records so I'm always looking for new labels/distros/record stores to work with. ibookthings [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 14 July 2022

Cambridge

The Lilypad
The Lilypad is an award-winning music venue & event space located in Inman Square, Cambridge. Founded in 2005, The Lilypad is a community gathering place & Boston's home for avant-garde music & art. Serving craft beer, wine, hard cider & soft drinks!
Last Updated 21 May 2019

Cape Cod

WSDH sessions
I produce a show kinda like KEXP sessions or jam in the van & i would love to be able to host artists in a public access TV studio. I can provide a session for free. Basically the band comes in, we record them playing a few songs, I edit it together & give it to them for free. wsdh91 [dot] 5fm [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 31 January 2019

Easthampton

Flywheel Arts Collective
A collectively run, not-for-profit space that aims to build community & give artists of all types the opportunity to craft, practice & perform their work in an environment where creativity is valued over profit. Volunteer-run & governed by consensus, Flywheel believes that art & information should be equally accessible & affordable to all people. booking [at] flywheelarts [dot] org
Last Updated 20 November 2019

Fitchburg

Strong Style Coffee
Venue in a rough neck mill town 2 blocks from Fitchburg state University. We are booking small 3-4 person or less acts focusing on experimental and fun shit. Accoustic acts are welcome but we are definitely looking for a non indigo girls/ Jack Johnson thing. We are 30 miles from Boston & 30 miles from Worcester. strongstylecoffee [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 31 January 2019

Jamaica Plain

WHITEHAUS
Lovely music & arts home, centrally located in Boston! This house has existed in many facets... Currently we have a garden (my favorite), 2 dogs, 2 cats, 3 old electric organs, 1 much older pump organ, 1 baby grand piano, 1 upright piano (both need some tuning), a piano sound board from a baby grand (that I need help lifting onto saw horses), a basement where loud shows happen. Quiet shows can be in the 'hoot room' (where the pianos are), in the basement or possibly on the porch / backyard....
What we can offer to touring folks ::: a nights sleep out of the elements. Shower with soap (no towels, sry), limited bedding. But def. food, many dumpsters around here too. and door money. Money gets split to everyone that plays but priority goes to the touring band. I also book an outdoor series in the summer in some abandoned bear cages here in Boston too.. the line up is about 10 bands, 15min. sets.
Art & community are grown in parallel, in response, to the world. Difference is celebrated. Not only tolerated. We celebrate those who have been excluded from the arts due to race, class, gender identity, sexuality, disabilities or country of origin. Individuals have the right to be emotionally and physically safe. Individuals have the right to be respected, and have their views and opinions valued. By booking with us, you are agreeing to adhere to ensuring that your material (published/online/for live performance/etc) will not contain anything that might be considered offensive to the LGBTQA communities, POC, women and people with disabilities. We are a safe space and our housemates come first. If you jeopardize the safety or comfort of a housemate (in performance or otherwise) you will be asked to not perform and/or asked to leave. IF YOU'RE UNSURE IF IT'S OFFENSIVE, it probably is and don't play it, or just ask...... Additionally by booking here you're agreeing to share this information with your tour mates and are each accountable for yourselves and each other in upholding our safe space values. If your tour mate is racist, abusive etc etc, this is not the house for YOU! stephanielak [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 28 May 2019

Lowell

Mcspanky's
We are an all-ages safe-space venue. mcspankyslowell [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 13 August 2019

New Bedford

4752 festival
A one day, free music fest in October for weirder, punk, rock, folk acts from around New England. I also can occasionally hook up touring bands looking to come through. destinationsoups [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 04 January 2020

Worcester

Remedy Music
Worker co-op instrument repair shop, practice space, and diy performance space hosting shows in all genres. info [at] remedymusic [dot] org
Last Updated 29 March 2020

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